Army Opponent Preview: Air Force

The 2013 Army season is rapidly approaching. Between now and the end of fall camp will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Air Force.

Opponent: Air Force

2012 record: 6-7

2012 final Sagarin: 57.57 (No. 130)

Game Date: Oct. 10, 2013

Site: Colorado Springs; Falcon Stadium

Last meeting: Army 41, Air Force 21 (2012)

Head coach: Troy Calhoun 47-31 (6 years)

Offensive starters returning: 4

Defensive starters returning: 6

Special teams starters returning: 1


Points scored per game: 27.38 (No. 71 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 102.62 (No. 118 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 316.23 (No. 2 in FBS)


Points allowed per game: 29.00 (No. 71 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 210.62 (No. 35 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 198.77 (No. 99 in FBS)


Turnover ratio: -1.00 (No. 106 in FBS); Pass Efficiency Defense: 148.57 (No 105 in FBS); Kickoff returns 23.11 ypr (No. 38 in FBS)


In one of Army's biggest victories in recent years the Black Knights steam rolled the Falcons 41-21 last season West Point. Air Force lost most of its top offensive players including the starting quarterback and top rusher. However, senior wide receiver Ty MacArthur is back. Last season MacArthur led the team in catches with 24 and also ran for 467 yards. Defensively the Falcons lost all their starting linebackers but return most of the defensive secondary. Returning defensive lineman Alex Hansen had nine tackles for losses last season including four sacks.

2013 Army Football Schedule
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Aug. 31 Morgan State
Sep. 7 Ball State
Sep. 14 Stanford
Sep. 21 Wake Forest
Sep. 28 Louisiana Tech
Oct. 5 Ball State
Oct. 12 Eastern Michigan
Oct. 19 Temple
Nov. 2 Air Force
Nov. 9 Western Kentucky
Nov. 30 at Hawai'i
Dec. 14 vs. Navy (Philadelphia) Top Stories